Professor Hammer argues that in Hart Crane’s poem “Legend,” Crane introduces himself to his readers. The poem opens with the lines: “As silent as a mirror is believed/ Realities plunge in silence by …/I am not ready for repentance;” according to Professor Hammer, Crane’s refusal to repent is an assertion of which of the following ?

A. His political views
B. His will to imaginative freedom
C. His will to sexual freedom
D. Both B and C

Modern Poetry and Poetics

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